Yesterday, the Torch was present at the ceremony for the Battle of Kemmel Hill. Today, April 28 2018, she was present at the ceremony at Diksmuide to commemorate the heroic actions of the Fusiliers-Marines in 1914.
Procession from the City Hall to the Monument
Arrival of the Eternal Flame. Lt-Col Claude Michel gave some explication.
Welcome by Mayor, Lies Laridon
More info about the Fusiliers-Marines and their heroic actions in 1914 by Mrs. Nadine Lamote, president Souvenir Français West Flanders
Laying of the flowers
By Mayor and provincial councilor, Mrs. Lies Laridon for the City Diksmuide
Lt-Col Claude Michel, Délégue Général du Souvenir Français pour la Belgique and Mr. Bernard Legay, adjunct Délégue Général
By Mr. Erich D'Hulster, for l'Association nationale des Fusiliers marins et Commandos (ANFMC)
For Souvenir Français Roeselare, Mr. Thiery Van Paemel, chairman
By Cdt Bd Etienne Moons, Chairman of the Royal Association 'De Vrienden van het OLV Hoekje te Oud-Stuivekenskerke'
For Grouping National Associations Diksmuide by chairman Leon Vanhauwe
Lightning of the Eternal Flame by Lt-Col Claude Michel
Sonnerie aux Morts, Moment of Silence, National Anthems
Extinguishing of the Eternal Flame by Mayor Lies Laridon
Return to City Hall
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